Haylee Biel named second team All-State
By Jay Davis
After leading Herreid-Selby Area to its third straight State B Volleyball Tournament, senior middle hitter Haylee Biel has been named to the Class B All-State Volleyball Team secodn team.
“Haylee is very deserving of this all-state honor,” said coach Jody Schmidt. “Her dominance at the net pushed us through the postseason and on to the state tournament. It is a great honor for Haylee to be recognized by the other coaches across the state.”
Biel had a monster season with 409 kills, 120 blocks and 49 aces. All three numbers were career highs. She finishes her career with 1,019 kills, 358 blocks and 76 aces. Playing all around the court, Biel added defensive numbers with 210 digs this season and 358 for her career.
Schmidt added that Biel was a team player as well as a leader for the Wolverines.
“Her teammates can celebrate with her as well,” said Schmidt, “because it takes that good pass to get that good set to make that monster kill possible.”
The daughter of Toby and Kim Biel of Java, she was named to the honorable mention last fall.
“I am extremely proud of Haylee and what she has done for the Wolverine volleyball program.”
Class B All-State Volleyball Team
First Team: Samantha Boeck, Arlington, sr., 6’0, MH; Ashley Rozell, Warner, jr., 5’11, S; Jenna Reiff, Chester Area, so., 6’0, MH; Jordon Peterson, Northwestern, jr., 5’9, OH; Miranda Ristau, Warner, 6’2, OH; Erin Benson, Chester Area, sr., 5’6, L.
Second Team: Haylee Biel, Herreid-Selby Area, sr., 6’0, MH; Brett Heuer, Arlington, sr., 5’4, S; Courtney McKee, Alcester-Hudson, sr., 5’8, S; Anna Flitner, Lyman, sr., 5’7, OH/DS; Allison Sanner, Parker, jr., 5’8, OH; Sierra Stugelmeyer, Harding County, sr., 5’9, MH.
Honorable Mention: Karlea Stahl, Sully Buttes, sr., 5’9; OH; Morgan Hay, Parker, sr., 5’4, L; Tyann Hamlin, Highmore-Harrold, sr., 5’7, OH; Gabby Kampmann, Elkton-Lake Benton, sr., 5’11; OH; Shelby Remund, Elkton-Lake Benton, sr., 5’9, S; LaMour Binger, Hitchcock-Tulare, sr., 5’8, MH.